March 10: Opportunities for Outdoor Volunteering, Learning Showcased at Newburgh Event

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 -- Scenic Hudson

Jay Burgess
Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x222 Cell: (914) 489-0362 Fax: (845) 473-0740

Interpreter provided for Spanish-speaking participants

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y.-Helping out and being outdoors feels great. At an upcoming Saturday event, Scenic Hudson will share information about how people can lend a hand in keeping the group's Hudson Valley public parks healthy and inviting-for people and wildlife. Those who attend also can learn about options for class or group field trips, hands-on workdays and collaborative events. Scenic Hudson parks are along 125 miles of the Hudson River.

To help welcome Spanish-speaking residents to be part of the event and Scenic Hudson's ongoing programs, a Spanish interpreter will join the Learn & Serve Open House.

The volunteering options are numerous. Help maintain parks and trails. Join creekside cleanups. Build a community garden. Preserve and improve wildlife habitats. Be part of a citizen science program that captures important information on the health of the Hudson River. For those seeking to more effectively advocate to protect the Hudson River and natural resources that make the Hudson Valley special, come meet and gain tips from Scenic Hudson advocacy professionals.

Investigate how Scenic Hudson parks can be excellent "outdoor classrooms" for students and other groups.

Questions or RSVPs-contact Scenic Hudson Event and Community Project Manager Anthony Coneski, or 845-473-4440, ext. 273.

Other community organizations to also share volunteering opportunities

In addition, other Newburgh community groups will be on hand to share volunteering opportunities with their organizations. The groups include Orange County Land Trust, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, Newburgh Urban Farm and Food Initiative, and Safe Harbors of the Hudson.

Saturday, March 10, at 1 - 3 p.m.
Newburgh Armory Unity Center
321 South William St.

About Scenic Hudson

Scenic Hudson helps citizens and communities preserve land and farms and create parks where people experience the outdoors and enjoy the Hudson River. We also bring together people, businesses and government to protect the river and natural resources that are the engines of the valley's local economies. Started in 1963 by a handful of citizens who cherished the simple pleasures of the outdoors along the Hudson, Scenic Hudson is credited with launching the modern grass-roots environmental movement. Today, in the face of new challenges and the effects of climate change, we are dedicated to making the Hudson Valley a great place to live, work and play. Our focus is on strengthening and maximizing benefits all can enjoy from the region's great assets-beautiful open spaces, working farms, and vibrant cities and town centers.